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Have you tried the Fried Cuban Sandwich at the State Fair of Texas? Hear me now, believe me later -- it's good!
Need to plan a kid's birthday party? Unwrap all the details on where to have a great birthday party in Dallas-Fort Worth, including zoos, museums, and more.
The State Fair of Texas offers several different discounts and deals -- some benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can feel good about saving money and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, vegetarian or Diver Sea Scallops, here are some of the best five-star restaurants in DFW.
Labor Day weekend is the turning point where DFW looks to fall.
Texas summers are hot and water parks are a great way to chill. Most parks open in May and remain open until Labor Day weekend.
The temperatures are beginning to cool down and there are many great activities in September including concerts, football games and the State Fair of Texas.
Ready to get your Irish on? DFW has many great Irish pubs and restaurants where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day or any day. Sláinte!
Grapevine Mills Mall is just north of the DFW airport. A popular shopping destination for locals and tourists, the mall has food, entertainment, and organized activities like MallWalkers and a kids' club.
The Dallas World Aquarium showcases a variety of exotic and endangered species in a series of ecosystems designed to make the animals feel at home. Visitors wind through the exhibits on gently sloped paths with plenty of places for grandparents and toddlers to sit a moment. Three restaurants provide fine dining—and kids' meals—at the end of an enjoyable visit.
Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park located in Grapevine, Texas. It becomes an outdoor waterpark too during the summer months.
Jerry Jones wants you to have a good time tailgating at Cowboys Stadium -- but there are some rules you must follow.
For a really big screen experience, check out an IMAX theatre. The screen is so wide and so high that you will feel you are inside the film, but the size of the image does not diminish the quality. IMAX films come in all varieties, from museum-quality documentaries to the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Lakers in LA tonight 93-81 in game 2 of the NBA playoffs, second round.
Background: Cindy Davis is one of the newest cast members of the Style Network's hit show Big Rich Texas.
The Dallas World Aquarium is the home to fish and marine life from around the world. Page 6.
Everman Independent School District is located to the southeast of Fort Worth. More than 4,200 students attend Everman schools.
Dallas-Fort Worth is a shopping mecca for formal wear, including dresses for prom, formal dances, and quinceaneras.
From state-infused Tex-Mex style to authentic family recipes, there’s a taco for every palate. Here are the ten best tacos in Dallas.
Many restaurants in DFW offer brunch on the weekends, including buffets and bottomless mimosas. Here is a guide to the restaurants you should try.
DFW has some cool festivals going on in October.
There are lots of fun things to do in August 2014 in DFW.
DFW has many great places to enjoy a frozen treat and beat the Texas heat.
Need a break from shopping, baking and mailing holiday cards,create some new traditions with family and friends at DFW’s favorite holiday-themed entertainment venues. The metroplex has many holiday events that will be fun for the entire family. Take some time out of your hectic schedule to have a little holiday fun.
September 1, 2011 is the beginning of dove hunting season in Texas.
Cupcakes are quite possibly the perfect dessert. They're great for parties and the perfect little sugar fix. Here are the best cupcakes Dallas has to offer.
Enjoy the ho-ho-holidays with fun events in DFW.
Find information on local, state, and national elections. Tarrant County election web sites will help you find polling places, ballot samples and other information.
More than six million people live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and more than forty school districts serve the areas in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Southwest Airlines lowers fares for fall through August 1, 2011.
There are some great foods at the State Fair of Texas. Yes, many of them are fried. Here are my top picks.
October means fall in Texas. It's time for football, tailgate parties, festivals, concerts, the State Fair of Texas, pleasant temperatures and so much more.
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant that incorporates ingredients and menu items that are indigenous to Texas. Seasons 52 boasts 63 wines by-the-glass and nothing on the menu over 475 calories.
Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.
Crowley Independent School District, located south of Fort Worth, has nearly 15,000 students. It serves the cities of Crowley, Edgecliff Park, and a portion of Fort Worth.
The 2014 Spring Thoroughbred Season kicks off on April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.
There are 12 Dallas Cowboys enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The list includes 10 players, Head Coach Tom Landry, and Dallas Cowboys President/General Manager Tex Schramm.
November brings cooler temperatures, great events and Thanksgiving.
DFW has some great Christmas shows, musicals and comedies -- perfect for the entire family.
When it's 110 degrees in August, what tastes better than an icy margarita? Here's a guide to the ten best margaritas throughout DFW.
If you don't want to spend time cooking and doing all the dishes yourself, take the family to one of DFW's restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Picking out your own pumpkin to decorate for fall of Halloween is a fun family tradition. DFW pumpkin farms make a great backdrop for taking family photos.
You can't bring a big purse, diaper bag or fanny pack to AT&T Cowboys Stadium -- but then again, why would you want to anyway?
Ring in the New Year with an awesome celebration. Some are elegant sit-down dinners and some are on-your-feet-dancing parties. Many are some combination of the two. Some are non-traditional ways to celebrate like Prairie Lights or the Dallas Stars hockey game.
The State Fair of Texas runs from September 28 through October 21, 2012. Don't miss the greatest state fair in the United States!
DFW celebrates July 4th in a big way -- as only Texans can. There are many places to attend festivals, celebrate and watch fabulous fireworks displays. Addison's Kaboom Town! is one of the best fireworks shows in the nation.
The Galleria Dallas is an upscale shopping mall located at the intersection of I-635 and the Dallas North Tollway. Anchor stores include Macy's, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don't miss great shopping at American Girl Boutique and Bistro, Tiffany & Co, Banana Republic, Gap, and the Westin Galleria.
Children attending school in Texas are required to have been vaccinated for nine communicable diseases before entering grades kindergarten through twelfth. Children attending day care in Texas must also be vaccinated for three more communicable diseases.
Enjoy this walking tour which takes you past some of downtown Dallas's nicest parks and well-known buildings. The entire tour can be completed in about forty-five minutes, but I encourage you to stop and relax in the parks, take in some shopping, and try the restaurants along the way.
Many DFW businesses offer senior citizen and/or military discounts.
Knitting boutiques are as unique as their owners. While most will carry a good selection of high-end yarns and patterns, the precise stock will vary according to the owners' likes as well as the likes and interests of their customers. The social aspect of knitting is another important consideration when choosing a store. All these knitteries have classes and other gatherings.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex seemingly has malls tucked in every corner. Discover shopping centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
DFW loves us some barbecue! Who do you think smokes the best meat? Here's a look at some of the best barbecue joints in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
When was JFK shot? What time was Lee Harvey Oswald arrested? The events of the JFK assassination happened quickly on Nov 22, 1963. Here is a brief timeline touching on the major points of the day and those following.
DFW has many unique holiday lighting displays to view. Admission is usually free.
The average number of days where the high is more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit is a mere sixteen, but in the middle of summer, that's no comfort.
Mobile Pet Grooming
This photo was taken from the grassy knoll. The route of the presidential motorcade would have taken John F. Kennedy across this view twice. Page 5.
GrapeFest is an amazing festival each year where you can stomp grapes, taste wine, enjoy live music, drink wine and drink wine.
Six Flags Over Texas opens March 2 for the 2013 season.
DFW has some great stores where you can shop for Halloween costumes.
On a gluten-free diet? Believe it or not, there are some G-F foods that you can enjoy at the State Fair of Texas. Cotton candy is a yes!
One of the most desirable Dallas neighborhoods is Preston Hollow. President Bush lives here.
The Texas Star is a 212.5-foot-tall ferris wheel at Fair Park in Texas. It made its first appearance at the 1985 State Fair of Texas and has run every year since. With 44 gondolas able to seat six people each, up to 264 riders can be on the wheel at once.
Chocolate is a romantic indulgence -- perfect for Valentine's Day or anyday that ends in
At Grapefest you can stomp grapes, taste wine, dine on corny dogs and awesome festival food, shop, enjoy amusement rides and lots of family fun.
Here are some of the greatest Halloween activities for DFW. Don't forget your costume.
Wow is it hot. But we have some cool festivals and events in DFW!
The Fort Worth Independent School District is the fifth largest school district in Texas with nearly 80,000 students. Fort Worth ISD serves the cities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, Haltom City, Forest Hills, and some unincorporated portions of Tarrant County with 80 elementary schools, 24 niddle schools, 13 high schools and 27 special campuses.
Many new activities, contests and cook-offs are being planned for the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Photos taken of the area on the day of the Kennedy assassination have been pored over by investigators and theorists alike in the years since. One mystery still unsolved is that of a mysterious silhouette leaning on the fence at the top of the grassy knoll. If you squint at the original photo, it looks like a black dog, hence the nickname “Black Dog Man”. Page 6.
The Vintage House in Carrollton is a unique store with just about every Vera Bradley item you could imagine.
The city of Plano has five public pools. Some are open year-round. Some have water slides and play areas.
If you're unemployed, have no insurance or you're on Medicaid, you can get a free flu shot for yourself or your child in Dallas County.
The eight finalists for the Sixth Annual Big Tex Choice Awards were announced Wednesday. Make plans now to attend the State Fair of Texas.
Tis the season to shop for holiday decorations for your home. Here are several stores that offer artificial Christmas trees, tree stands, prelit trees, wreaths, beautiful decorations and holiday home decor.
Many DFW restaurants are offering special Easter brunch menus and lavish buffets to help you celebrate spring.
Build-A-Bear Workshop lets the kids create their own stuffed animal, dress them, and accessorize them. The only limit is their imagination (and your wallet). Build-A-Bear Workshop offers party planning for groups of more than six.
Celebrate Movember Dallas with Kick Off event at the Green Room.
The DFW area has some of the spookiest haunted houses and some of the nation's largest haunted houses -- including one that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Blue Martini is a new, upscale bar/lounge that's a one-stop destination for dining, drinking and dancing at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas.
Some summer camps are educational, some are athletic and some are just plain fun. Here is a list of every summer camp in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Interurban Railway Museum is housed in a restored depot that served Plano from 1908 until 1948. Historical exhibits detail Plano's early days and even before then and highlight the forces that shaped what the city has become. A train car outside the depot has been restored to show what the mail cars and passenger cars of the time looked like.
Fall weather brings lots of outdoor activities for you to enjoy in DFW. Don't miss pumpkin patches, Halloween events, the State Fair of Texas and so much more.
Why not spice up your Thanksgiving meal with a Cajun Fried Turkey? You can still make dressing and sweet potatoes.
There are 24 Fortune 500 companies based in the DFW area.
DFW has abundance of local charities that would love to have your unwanted items. Your trash might be someone else's treasure.
Dallas and Fort Worth have a wonderful variety of restaurants where you can enjoy fine dining, casual dining, family-style dining, fast casual, fast food or take-out.
Allen Premium Outlets is a great place to find discounts on your favorite designer items.
The 9th annual Tour des Fleurs is Saturday, September 20, and the race starts and ends at the Dallas Arboretum.
Dallas Blooms! is the celebration of spring with 500,000 blooming bulbs at the Dallas Arboretum through April 8, 2013.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is a transormation from theme park to SCREAM PARK!
Six Flags Over Texas celebrates 50 years in Arlington, Texas.
How about a staycation when Spring Break rolls around mid-March? The DFW area has many great things to do over the break from school.
The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest school district in Texas after Houston ISD and the twelfth largest in the nation with over 158,000 students. It serves the cities of Dallas, Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Desoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite, Seagoville, and Wilmer with 22 High Schools, nine Magnet High Schools, seven Alternative School Programs, 32 middle schools, and 155 elementary schools.
Arlington Independent School District is the eighth largest school district in Texas and the 66th in the nation with more than 63,000 students.
NorthPark Center, located on Central Expressway in Dallas, is an upscale shopping center.
Less than two blocks away from where President Kennedy was shot, the city of Dallas and many donors erected a monument to the fallen president. The JFK Memorial is a simple monument. Page 8.
The Team The Dallas Cowboys have always been the team-to-beat in the NFC East. Head Coach: Jason Garrett.
Where's the beef? It's in DFW. We're known for our great burgers. Who do you think serves up the best?
June 15, 2014 is Father's Day. Give him something special because Dads are really special.
ArtsGoggle is a Fort Worth Festival filled with live music, arts and lots of fun October 11, 2014.
In 1997, researchers tested a long-standing theory that someone could have hidden in the storm drain, shot President Kennedy, and escaped under the city. Page 7.
Blood may be thicker than water, but it's not thicker than oil if your last name is Ewing. Dallas is
For 72 hours only, Southwest Airlines celebrates Halloween with spooktacular low fares.
Arlington has many great swimming pools.
Many witnesses claim they heard shots coming from the grassy knoll on the north side of Elm Street. The grassy knoll affords a clear view of the length of Elm Street. Page 4.
Inside the JFK Memorial is a low granite square with the name John Fitzgerald Kennedy carved in it and painted gold to reflect the light from the white walls. Page 9.
Stonebriar Centre is a shopping mall in Frisco, Texas with over 150 stores.
DFW has many great restaurants to enjoy a slice of pie. What's your favorite place?
Dallas' Cortez Shaw makes Top 10 Guys on American Idol 2013.
Rainforest Cafe is a restaurant in Grapevine Mills Mall complete with lush tropical landscaping including waterfalls.
DFW is home to some of the best Mexican food in the world. Who makes the best enchiladss? This is sure to stir up some controversy. Want to start a heated debate? Talk DFW Mexican food.
The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has been going on for more than a century. Every year, animals from around the state and some from around the world show and compete at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Fort Worth Cultural District.
Ring in the new year with lots of fun activities in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Oak Lawn is a wealthy part of Dallas with many high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. Oak Lawn is known for its fabulous restaurants, bars and clubs. Many in this area cater to the gay and lesbian community.
DFW finally got a record: 71 days of triple-digit temperatures!
It's the 19th Annual Hatch Chile Festival at Central Market. Buy 'em roasted or roast them yourself.
The Admiral's Club in Terminal C at DFW provides a nice place to unwind and relax before a flight or during a layover. Quiet, free wi-fi, full bar, and decent snack menu makes the time pass quickly.
You don't need to hop a 737 to New Orleans. Dallas has fun on Fat Tuesday.
Bread Winners Cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Oh how I love their specialty breads.
Several DFW area restaurants offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal. Enjoy!
Let's Go Rangers! The Texas Rangers play major league baseball in the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington.
Check out some great concerts at the State Fair of Texas. There's no additional charge for concerts. How cool is that?
Many cities have great parks for your best friend to exercise and socialize. Most have water fountains.
Downtown Plano has upscale, affordable apartments, art galleries and museums, restaurants, shopping, theatres, and a large park to relax in. Charming neighborhood filled with early twentieth-century homes lie within easy walking distance.
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many DFW restaurants focus on serving pancakes, waffles and breakfat tacos. Now that's a good thing!
Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May. In 2013, it's on Sunday, May 12.
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex has five professional baseball teams. The Texas Rangers, a Major League team, play at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Frisco Roughriders, affiliate to the Texas Rangers, play at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. The Fort Worth Cats play at historic LaGrave Field and the Tarrant Blue Thunder play at Crosstimbers Ballpark in North Richland Hills. The Grand Prairie AirHogs play at the Stadium at Lone Star Park.
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth, Texas has a wide selection of restaurants -- from fast food to fine dining. Here's a guide to finding the best restaurants in Sundance Square.
Burleson Independent School District is located just south of Fort Worth in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is a fifteen-member elected body whose purpose is to establish policies and set standards for Texas public schools and to mandate instruction in the knowledge and skills essential to a well-balanced curriculum. The SBOE also oversees the Permanent School Fund, which provides money to Texas public schools through investments and rentals, royalties, and sales of public lands.
Max's Wine Dive is a marriage of two of my favorite things: gourmet comfort food and wine.
J.J. Barea is a basketball player with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Plano ISD serves the city of Plano, Texas and portions of Allen, Carrollton, Dallas, Garland, Lucas, Murphy, Richardson and Wylie with three preschools, 44 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, five high schools, 3 senior highs and two special programs schools.
If you're looking for work, check out the Job Fair Nov 1, 2011.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District is located in the Dallas North area and has more than 26,000 students. It serves portions of the cities of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell, Dallas, and Irving with twenty-seven elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, and three special programs centers.
An old-timey train car and railroad depot sit in the corner of Haggard Park near downtown Plano, housing the Interurban Railway Museum. From 1908 to 1948, the railroad depot served as a stop along the Texas Electric Railway as it ran from Denison to Dallas.
JFK Memorial Plaque. Dallas. Page 10.
Boxwood Tap + Grill is a cozy little neighborhood bar and restaurant in Uptown Dallas.
The largest NFL Experience, the NFL’s interactive theme park, is coming to North Texas leading up to Super Bowl XLV at the Dallas Convention Center Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-6, 2011.
Tim Halperin was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol. He made the Top 24. After elimination he's thanking fans with a free download.
Property taxes fund local services, such as public schools, fire and police departments, and maintenance and upkeep of city and county roads. Appraisal districts do not set tax rates, but they do value the properties, both commercial and residential, that are taxed.
Autumn at the Arboretum is a beautiful transition of the garden from spring colors to radiant fall colors.
If you're looking for wine and roses, this isn't the place. No ordinary stuff here.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 11, 2014. Take Mom out to her favorite restaurant and celebrate her special day.
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It's tornado season in North Texas. And yes, we do live in Tornado Alley. Here are some suggestions on how to be safe during a severe storm in the DFW area.
The State Fair of Texas is in town through October 17, 2010. Page 14.